Kendrick Lamar's Damn single "DNA" has been hit with ridiculous claims of biting. A SoundCloud upload from an artist known as D.Zign is played side-by-side with Lamar's track in an Instagram clip spotted by HotNewHipHop Friday, with emphasis placed on the "I got, I got, I got, I got" portions of "DNA."
D.Zign addressed the "DNA" claims in separate Instagram posts, telling one commenter that he first released his track in "June 2015" and that he just wanted to "seek answers and live with the final result, whatever they may be." D.Zign also accused Lamar of stealing "my shit."
As some Lamar fans have noted in the posts' comments and elsewhere, the argument here seems like a bit of a reach. The two tracks are vastly different in terms of style and execution, not to mention the fact that pinning the entire argument to the repetition of "I got" isn't very convincing. Amid the claims, D.Zign has released a "No Humble" freestyle over an instrumental of Lamar's "Humble."
"DNA" landed at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 this month, boosted by the track's Don Cheadle-starring video. In fact, literally every song from Damn charted the same week that lead single "Humble" earned Lamar his first No. 1 as a lead act. Fans can catch Damn on the road this summer thanks to a just-announced tour featuring support from Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.